At Spargo, A Place for Men, delivering our services to our clients at the appointed time is a priority. We are proud to say that we are seldom late. If you arrive late, it requires us to delete part of your expected service in order to keep on schedule for all of our clients. If you are late or unable to keep your appointment, we greatly appreciate a call to cancel as soon as possible. We keep a waiting list and can fill your cancellation with enough time. Thank you for your consideration.
We do not require a credit card unless you are booking multiple services. When booking a single service, we understand that sometimes it is unavoidable that a last minute meeting or emergency comes up and you cannot keep your appointment but please call to cancel as soon as possible. If you do not call to cancel, we will need a credit card to book future appointments and you will be charged 50% of the service if you do not call to cancel should you miss another appointment. When booking multiple services, a credit card will be required. We do require a 24 hour notice to cancel multiple services to avoid a 50% charge for services booked.
We regret having to implement this policy but know that you understand the importance of running our business professionally. We try to confirm all appointments made two or more days in advance by phone or email for your convenience. This is an excellent time to let us know of any conflicts.
Most of these services will require that you change into a robe. We recommend that you arrive 5-10 minutes early to change to make sure that you enjoy your entire allotted time. We do have a locker room to store your belongings and a shower for your use.
- What is included in a haircut?
- How long does it take?
- Why is being on time so important?
- What if I am ten minutes late?
- What are the benefits of a manicure?
- Can I get a manicure at the same time as a haircut?
- Why do pedicures feel so good?
- Why should I go to Spargo instead of a barber?
- What does “scissor over comb” mean?
- Why should I have a facial?
- What product line does Spargo use?
- What are the benefits of a facial?
- What is the difference between a facial and a mini facial?
- How often should I have a facial?
- What is a “peel”? Does Spargo offer any?
- My girlfriend wants me to wax my back. What can I expect?
- My stylist suggested a neck wax. What are the benefits?
- I am an bicyclist and would like to wax my legs. What should I expect?
What is included in a haircut?
A Spargo haircut includes haircutting and styling and a shampoo with an extremely relaxing scalp massage. We have been asked if you can just purchase the massage. Unfortunately, the answer is NO.
How long does it take?
The entire service takes 45 minutes from when you sit in the chair and walk to the reception counter to pay.
Why is being on time so important?
We book our haircut appointments every 45 minutes. We do not want to eliminate any part of our service but will do so if it is requested to stay on time.
What if I am ten minutes late?
If you are ten minutes late, we will not be able to give you the in-depth head massage. We need to keep on schedule so that we do not cut into the appointments of other clients. We may need to rebook you so that you will get the entire Spargo experience.
What are the benefits of a manicure?
Today’s executive needs to present a well groomed image when negotiating business. Manicured hands are symbolic of success. Manicures also help prevent hang nails.
Can I get a manicure at the same time as a haircut?
Yes. We actually have a haircut and manicure special for $10 less the regular price.
Why do pedicures feel so good?
Because you don’t have to bend down to clean your feet. In addition, soaking your feet is an ancient tradition. This is the number one service that girlfriends and wives request we make sure their guys are getting. (Back waxes are second.)
Why should I go to Spargo instead of a barber?
Spargo is more than just a haircut. We are concerned with the entire man and make sure that he is properly groomed from manicured hands and pampered feet to shaped eyebrows and massaged bodies. It is a full service experience conveniently located in the financial district for the busy executive.
What does “scissor over comb” mean?
Scissor over comb is a haircutting technique. The hair is pulled (gently) through the comb and scissors cut the hair rather than clippers. At Spargo, we use a variety of current techniques and tools to always make sure the hair is current and professional.
Why should I have a facial?
Three words: Refreshing, Re-energizing, and Relaxing. During a facial your skin receives a more invigorating treatment than your at home regime; you not only leave with a handsome face, but with a sense of calm as well.
What product line does Spargo use?
SkinCeuticals which we feel is the best product line available. It is usually exclusively carried at doctors’ offices but we were able to represent the line because of the quality of our clients.
What are the benefits of a facial?
Smoother softer skin, a clearer complexion, and overall brightness, just to name a few. All facials are custom to your skin type. The hour consists of: a cleanse, skin analysis, an exfoliation, a dream-like massage of the face, neck and shoulders, followed by a combination of masks, serums, and moisturizers.
What is the difference between a facial and a mini facial?
The two main differences are time, and length of massage. A facial is an hour while the mini facial is a ½ hour. During the mini facial the amount of time dedicated to the massage has to be cut short to fit all the other steps in.
How often should I have a facial?
Every 4 to 6 weeks is good. Some men like to alternate between the full hour and the mini facial each time. If you are in the sun a lot with a variety of sports activities, we suggest monthly facials to control sun damage.
What is a “peel”? Does Spargo offer any?
A peel is a treatment wherein all the top dead layer of skin cells is sloughed off, revealing refined, smoother, and brighter skin. We offer 3 different peels, Arginine for sensitive skin, Lactic for all skin types, and Salicylic for acneic oily skin types.
My girlfriend wants me to wax my back. What can I expect?
Smooth hairless skin is the result. Within 2 to 4 weeks the hair will start to grow back and within 4 to 6 weeks you will be ready for a follow up wax. The procedure takes ½ hour, and is followed by a soothing cream. There may be a little bit of sensitivity for that day, and exfoliation is not recommended that same day. Exfoliation is a good idea a couple of days after to keep pores open, preventing in-growns.
My stylist suggested a neck wax. What are the benefits?
A neck wax increases the time in between haircuts. In addition, it eliminates shaving that area and possibly slicing your neck open. Waxing clears all the hairs away in an even manner. The neck will be smooth and ready for another wax at the same time as your next haircut.
I am an avid bicyclist and have thought about waxing my legs. What should I expect?
Same as the back waxing procedure. This is the best method to avoid road rash and you need to do it every four to six weeks instead of every other day with shaving.
What is a “therapeutic” massage?
Massage therapy and bodywork are broad terms referring to a variety of health-related practices throughout the world. Some of these therapeutic methods have been practiced for thousands of years: Chinese medical texts date as early as 3000 BC and Hippocrates (Greek physician 460?-377 BC) prescribed massage for a number of ailments.
What are some of the benefits of massage?
- Relaxes muscles, frees muscular adhesions and relieves physical pain and tension in the body.
- Increases circulation, assisting with the removal of toxins and waste products in the body as well as flushing out lactic and uric acids (the cause of muscle soreness after workouts).
- Balances and strengthens the body’s energy and immune systems, accelerating the body’s own healing process resulting in faster recovery time from injuries and illnesses.
- Relaxes the nervous system, reducing stress and anxiety, thus increasing emotional and mental clarity.
What are the benefits of a “Sports Massage”?
Sports Massage is the utilization of a wide variety of massage and related techniques designed to address the specific needs of athletes engaged in a particular sports. Massage can greatly enhance performance by supporting athletes in achieving and maintaining top condition during strenuous training by accelerating recovery time, preventing or recovering from injuries, as well as supporting them in preparing for competitive events and performances. Please feel free to discuss any injuries or specific needs with our massage therapist. Sessions can be individually designed to meet your needs.
What massage and bodywork modalities are incorporated into your massage formats?
The sessions incorporate an eclectic blend of Eastern and Western bodywork modalities including: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Shiatsu, Lymphatic, Polarity, Shen, Acupressure, Yoga Massage, Reiki and Energy Balancing. While site specific work is effective, we recommend complimenting shorter sessions with longer sessions, to give the massage therapist time to scan the entire body. Our one hour massage addresses the entire body with the exception of the face, head, chest and abdomen. Sessions can be customized to accommodate the needs of an individual. Longer sessions are also available.
How often should I get a massage?
It varies depending on the person and what is going on in his life and body. For some, once a month is adequate. Others prefer once a week. Still others find every three months works well for them. A general rule: Listen to your body and pay attention to the results. What enables you to feel your best? The more massage you receive, the more adept you will be to listening to and understanding your body’s language and signals.
What are the Procedures for massage?
Please come early enough to your appointment to give yourself time to undress and be on the table to ensure you receive your fully allotted time. Generally, clients are worked on nude. Your comfort is what is most important. If you feel uncomfortable being fully undressed, please feel free to leave your underwear or shorts on.